Norwegian left-wing party leader Bjørnar Moxnes resigned on Monday after stealing a pair of luxurious sunglasses from Oslo airport.
Moxnes — who leads Norway’s Red Party which has eight seats within the Norwegian parliament — was caught on digital camera on June 16 pilfering a pair of Hugo Boss sunglasses in a duty-free store. After surveillance footage of the theft went viral, Moxnes called in sick at the start of July.
On Monday — sooner or later earlier than his deliberate return from sick depart — Moxnes admitted to the theft and resigned from his place. “A lot of people have asked me how I could do something so stupid. I’ve asked myself that many times in recent weeks. I don’t have an adequate explanation,” he wrote on Facebook.
One day earlier, the Red Party nationwide govt committee determined that Marie Sneve Martinussen will change Moxnes as party leader, who had held the position for the previous 11 years.
Martinussen on Monday condemned each the theft and the best way Moxnes dealt with the scandal, as a result of he didn’t present “correct information” concerning the case from the start. “I’m both angry and disappointed about that, and I’ve told Bjørnar that in very direct manner and in straightforward language,” she mentioned at a press convention.
However, provided that Moxnes apologized and resigned after the scandal, the case is “closed” for Martinussen, local media reported. Martinussen can be party leader till 2024.